PUBLISHED WRITING



Freelance stories


Performing Queerness in the Age of Quarantine, on HALOSCOPE Mag, 2020


Selected stories on Camp Thirlby and The Thirlby, January 2019 — present


Feature stories:

Carmen Canedo Grows Into Herself Through Second LP “Know It All”

Camp Thirlby’s Comprehensive Guide to Non-monogamy and Polyamory

The Trials, Tribulations, and Successes of Navigating Queer Online Dating

LGBTQ+ Teens Are Finding Solace Through This Gay Musician

Broad City is Over and We’re All Crying About It

This Valentine’s Day, Loving Our Queer Identities is Necessary for Our Survival

Film, music, and television reviews:

Willow Rosenberg’s Coming Out Story Still Makes My Lesbian Heart Soar

Friendship is the Driving Force of New Label Oof Records’ First Compilation

Hulu’s High Fidelity Brings a Refreshing, Black and Bisexual Take to the 2000 Classic

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is the Future of Lesbian Film 

“Euphoria” Tackles Two of the Most Critical Gen Z Issues with Sheer Honesty 

Booksmart’s Amy is The Lesbian Teen Representation I’ve Wanted My Entire Life

Personal essays:

I Need You So Much Closer: The Fleeting Nature of Intimacy

Why You So Obsessed with Me: Transporting Feelings Again (and Again) Through Film

Heard It in a Past Life: A Lesson in Letting Go

Summer Depression: When The Best Season of the Year Isn’t All That Sunny

It’s Hairy: My Tricky Relationship with Razors and Femininity

Is Making Playlists My Free Version of Therapy?

How the Practice of Dance Keeps My Anxious Thoughts Grounded

The Inclusions & Exclusions of the Women’s March (And Why I Didn’t Go)

Think/op-ed pieces:

Letter from the Editor: Pride Was, and Should Always Be, Anti-racist

A Baby Gay’s Guide to Getting Over Your First Crush

Queer Youtubers Are Changing the Scene of Mainstream Media

Racism as a Marketing Tool: How Fashion Brands Continue to Profit from Stereotypes

Inclusive Sex Education is What Queer Youth need

Collaborative pieces:

Camp Thirlby’s Love Letter to Witches

Why Are We Obsessed with Stickers?

For Your Reflection & a Playlist: Why You So Obsessed with Me?

For Your Reflection & a Playlist: Heard It in a Past Life


Selected articles on Fractured Aesthetic, my personal fashion/culture blog


Culture:

King Princess Reminded Me to Love My Gayness

Can We Make Big Gay Energy A Thing?

Pride: A Reflection

Janelle Monáe Showed Me What A Queer Space Should Truly Look Like

Japanese Breakfast, the Queen of Bisexual Lighting

Your Favorite Haim Sister is More Accurate Than Your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Why Queer Girl Bands were What My 15-year-old Self Needed

Fashion:

These Scandinavian Instagram Style Icons Are Really onto Something
What’s with My Obsession with Gay Layers?

I’m Excited for Fall for the First Time in Years

My Gay Italian Summer Dream Is Still Calling Me by My Name

My Entire Summer Wardrobe is Filled with Pink


After Four Years of Blogging, I Finally Understand My Queer Personal Style

An Unchronological Evolution in Graphic Tees

I Finally Understand Sartorial Uniforms


Selected stories on collegefashionista.com, August 2017 — August 2018


Feature culture stories:

What Pride Means to LGBTQ+ Students, 5 Decades After Stonewall

4 College Roommate Horror Stories — And What to Do if They Happen to You

6 People on Staying Positive During a Neverending Job Search

6 Common Interview Mistakes that Industry Professionals Say will Cost You the Job

Feature fashion and beauty stories:

3 LGBTQ+ Students on How Their Identities Shape their Style

The No Makeup Makeup Routines that 7 Students Swear By

An Easy Guide to Going Cruelty-Free With Your Beauty Routine

Fashion roundups:

These Are the Vintage Stores in NYC That Keep Me Coming Back

Yes, You Can Wear Your Silk Scarf in the Winter — Here’s How

This Preppy Piece Just Isn’t for Your Internship Anymore

Mark

NATALIE GEISEL 
writer and editor